Monday, November 01, 2010


Cooper wanted to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween.  Luckily, Walmart can accommodate that request with very little effort on my part.  Hurray!

We ended up celebrating Halloween three times this year, which was at least one (maybe two) times too many.  Friday night, Coop and I went to a church party.  He spent the entire time proudly announcing that he was Buzz Lightyear and that he could fly.  And then he ran in circles around the yard.
(The take-off to flight.)

Saturday, we met Parker and his family at the Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, KS.

They had several activities available for kids, including a train ride around the premises:

Coop rode it several times.

The old-timey school house was open:

And kids (or their fathers, in our case) could roast marshmallows for s'mores.
Nifty tip:  Instead of messing around with chocolate and graham crackers, use Keebler fudge stripe cookies.  Two of them fit in a cupcake holder, and then we just plopped the marshmallow in the middle for our s'more.

Sunday afternoon, we met Parker and family up in Lawrence to go trick-or-treating down Mass St.  That was a nightmare, and at least right now, mere hours after the event, I have no designs to ever go again.  Ever.
It was really crowded and Cooper was in fine form -- lost of random touching Parker with his feet or his pumpkin, and some screaming, and plenty of hopping.  (To Coop's credit, he was tired and hungry and unbelievably excited to be Buzz Lightyear.  But still.)


Unknown said...

I love Coop's costume so much. It just suits him perfectly, and he obviously had a fantastic time wearing it!

As for the downtown thing, I'm not sure if we'll do that again next year, either. That was wayyyyy more chaotic than I was expecting.

Thomas said...

I don't think I would do the whole Lawrence thing either...I love kids on Halloween...especially the young ones who get genuinely excited about it. There's something to be said about feeding from a child's raw and unadulterated emotion